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samzenpus from the protecting-the-goods dept.
Thanks to Jeff Buske you don't have to be embarrassed while going through the full body scanners at the airport. Buske has invented radiation shielding underwear for the shy traveler. From the article: "Jeff Buske says his invention uses a powdered metal that protects people's privacy when undergoing medical or security screenings. Buske of Las Vegas, Nev.-Rocky Flats Gear says the underwear's inserts are thin and conform to the body's contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath them. The mix of tungsten and other metals do not set off metal detectors."
Joe McIntosh (1842062) writes "Hibiki Kono just might be a boy genius. The 13 year-old decided he wanted to climb vertical surfaces like his hero, Spiderman. So, he used two 1,400-watt recycled vacuum cleaners and a little bit of elbow grease to make a machine that allows him to scale walls — just like his spindly hero! Kono has been scaling the walls of his UK school and has told the media that he hopes his invention will help window washers eliminate clumsy ladders from their daily routine." Link to Original Source
samzenpus from the mr.-terrorist-wizard dept.
formfeed writes "Police were called to a house in Omaha where a 14-year-old made some 'dry ice bombs' (dry ice in soda bottles). Since his mom knew about it, she is now facing felony charges for child endangment and possession of a destructive device. From the article: 'Assistant Douglas County Attorney Eric Wells said the boy admitted to making the bomb and that his mother knew he was doing so. The boy was set to appear Tuesday afternoon in juvenile court, accused of possessing a destructive device.'" She's lucky they didn't find the baking soda volcano in the basement.
Bring a laptop into the theater in case the movie being shown is crap. If you have your laptop with you, you can pop in a DVD and watch something better. If the movie is truly, severely crap, you will probably attract some new friends, maybe even some hittable ones.
Punk CPA writes "The Guild Wars 2 trailer is out. The successor to Guild Wars has been under discussion and development since before the last expansion, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, was released in August 2007. Despite rumors of a beta release some time in 2008, none has yet appeared. ArenaNet will not commit to a release date, repeating in the FAQs that it will be released "when it is ready." It will feature a blend of instanced and persistent worlds for play. Five races will be available. Characters from the current Guild Wars series will not make the transition to the new game, but character names will be reserved for the owners' use and there will be some unspecified rewards to recognize achievements that have been recorded in the Hall of Monuments of the Eye of the North expansion. Independent estimates give 2011 as the earliest release. There will be no fees for play after purchase of the game, similar to the current version. Mid-range gaming hardware should be sufficient for players."